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Jul. 8, 2011 9:36 am 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2011 10:16 am
I am so excited I can hardly type! I got my recipe published, someone made it and reviewed and posted a photo!!! I could run around screaming I am so excited!!! I didn't think it would ever happen!!!! Yeah me!!!!! I hope everyone who try's Super Lemon Ice Cream loves it as much as I do!!! MORE
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Jul. 8, 2011 8:31 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2011 8:30 am
Yes as much as I love to cook and cook and cook, there are still some days when I come home from work and I am beat! I look in my pantry, and lo and behold the box of Cheeseburger Macaroni says it's ok if you make me tonight! My teenager thinks it is one of the best things on the planet.  So… MORE
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Jun. 18, 2011 12:36 pm 
Updated: Jun. 19, 2011 4:34 am
Wow beautiful summer day! The sun is shining the birds are singing and all my kids are home for Father's day weekend.  I feel truly blessed.  We will be grilling some flat iron steaks, chicken breasts, of course hotdogs and brats! I am going to try the grilled potatos from this site, and make… MORE
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Jun. 7, 2011 2:21 pm 
Wow, 100 degrees today! I think the only thing I enjoy about summer is the canning and gardening I do.  Getting ingredients together to make and can taco sauce and bbq sauce this weekend.  I am going to try a new bbq sauce, the Smokin Jack Bbq sauce on this site and my proven winner of course… MORE
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Jan. 1, 2011 10:59 am 
Happy New Year to all my allrecipes people!! What a wonderful year 2010 was! I am looking forward to an equally fantastic 2011!!! I hope all your dreams and wishes come true!! MORE
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Dec. 22, 2010 4:02 pm 
Updated: Dec. 24, 2010 8:23 am
As I look at the recipe buzz, I can't help but feel envious of all of you who gather for wonderful Christmas eve family celebrations. I love to far from family to participate in the annual Christmas eve fun times like I used to. We would always go to my Grandma's and just eat and visit, and… MORE
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Dec. 22, 2010 10:41 am 
Updated: Dec. 23, 2010 6:03 am
Aahh! It is 3 days til Christmas! I love this time of year! I have all the presents bought and most of them wrapped. And I finally told myself no more baking! Usually I am making enough food to choke a horse, but I am tired and decided that I could say no to one more recipe.  I get a headache… MORE
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Dec. 8, 2010 12:26 pm 
Updated: Dec. 8, 2010 2:52 pm
I don't know about anyone else, but I am gearing up to start making cookies! I bought 50lbs of flour at the store when it was on sale, and am biting at the chomp to get going. I hate doing it too early, because they get ate, or I don't want them to dry out.  So next week I think will be the… MORE
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Dec. 8, 2010 10:12 am 
Updated: Dec. 8, 2010 3:00 pm
Yeah it is time for my second annual Auntie Claus weekend! This is my Christmas present to my 2 nephews and my niece.  I kidnap them Friday night. We start with a stop at Mcdonald's ( what kid doesn't like that!?) look at Christmas lights on the way home and sing carols. Saturday morning with… MORE
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Nov. 18, 2010 5:43 pm 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2010 3:31 am
Don't you just love shopping this time of year when everyone is getting grouchy? I see more of it all the time, and it seems this year it's the people I work with! Yes I work in a small town grocery store, and the customers have been nice so far, but some of my fellow employees get awfully… MORE
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Craig, Missouri, USA
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Burr, Nebraska, USA

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Mar. 2004

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About Me
I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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